The online training platform for creative professionals, Crehana, has recently announced the launch of Crehana Careers. This newest release of online learning courses is focused on educating the upcoming era of digital artists and workers, especially those with creative skills like in graphic design, digital illustration, 3D modeling, and animation. The company has a presence in Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, as well as other parts of Latin America, and Spain.
The Peruvian-based company has raised $2 million in funding since 2015 and put it towards funding and revitalizing creative education for Latin America through the utilization of project-based classes for digital media. Additionally, the platform's courses are short and sweet for more practicality, and aimed specifically at budding professionals who are looking to grasp the required skills needed to master incoming technology. With the advent of Creative Careers, specialization is now possible for professionals working to manifest their own path in their career.
The classes are taught by industry professionals and tutors that oversee and manage the progress of their students to guide them in the direction of a strong portfolio. Upon course completion, the student is awarded a certificate alongside recommendations, and furthermore - with the assistance of Crehana hiring partners - the student will have access to potential job placement opportunities given to the top candidates.
“This year our goal is to focus on student success. The launch of Creative Degrees will provide students with the latest skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for the fast-paced and challenging world of digital creatives,” said Diego Olcese Diaz, CEO, and founder of Crehana.
Despite the massive population of working-age citizens, Latin America finds itself with a huge vocational and technical skills drought. Approximately 30 million young adults - one-fifth of Latin Americans - are not employed, in training, or attending school. Furthermore, traditional education does not often let students hone in on a technical or high-level trade. Despite this, Latin America has still grown as a software outsourcing hotspot, and Crehana hopes to expand that title into other industries.
“To become a successful digital creative, students have to practice their skills. Our Creative Careers' methodology is designed to turn theory into action, and help students develop a substantial portfolio of work from the get-go, rather than feeding them with general information,” added Olcese.